Lauren Klein
Associate Professor
Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University
Affiliated Faculty, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech

Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Before moving to Emory, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Klein works at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and early American literature, with a research focus on issues of gender and race. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism  (MIT Press, 2020). With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanitiesa hybrid print-digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Her work has appeared in leading humanities journals including PMLA, American Literature, and American Quarterly; and at technical conferences includingNACCL, EMNLP, and IEEE VIS. Her work has been supported by grants from the NEH and the Mellon Foundation. She is currently at work on two major projects: Data by Design, which offers a new history of data visualization from the eighteenth century to the present; and Vectors of Freedom, a quantitative analysis of the abolitionist movement of the nineteenth-century United States.

Students (Emory)


Evelyn Lin, BA, Quantitative Sciences (2022 – present)
Anna Mola, BA, Computer Science (2022 – present)
Dani Roytburg, BA, Computer Science and English (2022 – present)
Serena Fang, BA, Quantitative Sciences (2021 – present)
Shivam Saran, BA, Quantitative Sciences (2021 – 2022)
Alex Fan, BA, Quantitative Sciences (2020 – 2022)

Students (Georgia Tech)

Dan Jutan, BS, Computer Science (2019 – present)
Jianing Fu, BS, Computer Science (2019 – present)
Gwendolyn McGuire, BS, Materials Science and Engineering (2019 – 2020)
Courtney Allen, BS, Industrial Design; MS HCI (2018 – 2020)
Adam Hayward, BS, Computer Science (2016 – 2019)
Noah Sutter, BS, Computer Science (2018 – 2019)
Zoe Wangstrom, BS, Literature, Media, and Communication (2018 – 2019)
Qing Tian, MS, Digital Media (2018 – 2019)
Arshiya Singh, BS, Computer Science (2018)
Morgan Orangi, MS, Human-Computer Interaction (2017-18)
Nikita Bawa, BS, Computer Science (2017-18)
Maninder Japra, BS, Computer Science (2017)
Angela Vujic, BS, Computer Science (2016-17)
Shivani Negi, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Jessica Allison, BS, Computer Science and Biology (2016)
Bin Cao, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Slava Kucheryavykh, BS, Computer Science (2016)
Caroline Foster, MS, Human-Computer Interaction (2015-17)
Erica Pramer, BS/MS, Digital Media (2015-16)
Catherine Roshelli, BS, Computational Media (2014-15)
Iris Sun, BS/MS, Digital Media (2013-14)

Affiliated Faculty

Catherine D’Ignazio
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

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Catherine D’Ignazio is a hacker mama, scholar, and artist/designer who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has run women’s health hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. Her forthcoming book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. D’Ignazio is an assistant professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT where she is the Director of the Data + Feminism Lab.


Jacob Eisenstein
Affiliated Faculty, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Jacob Eisenstein is a Research Scientist at Google AI. His work spans a range of topics in natural language processing, focusing on computational sociolinguistics, discourse, and machine learning. Prior to joining Google, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received the NSF CAREER Award and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award. Prior to Georgia Tech, Jacob was a Postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon, where he initiated a line of research using latent variable machine learning methods to analyze social media data for insights in sociolinguistics and other areas of social science. He completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2008, winning the George M. Sprowls dissertation award for his research on computational models of speech and gesture. Jacob’s research has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the BBC. Thanks to his brief appearance in If These Knishes Could Talk, Jacob has a Bacon number of 2.